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Public-images-osm logo.svg aeroway = taxiway
Bombardier Dash 8 taxiing at Toronto Island Airport.jpg
A route where airplanes manouevre between runways and parking areas within an aerodrome Show/edit corresponding data item.
Rendering in OSM Carto
Rendering-aeroway taxiway.png
Group: aeroways
Used on these elements
should not be used on nodesmay be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
See also
Status: de facto

A taxiway is a path for aircraft at an airport connecting runways with aprons, hangars, terminals and other facilities.

How to map

Draw a way along the yellow centre line of the taxiway and add the aeroway=taxiway to it.

Useful combination

Additional information can be specified using these keys:

  • ref=* – for the name of the taxiway
  • width=* – for the width of the taxiway (in meter), note this should specify the physical width of the taxiway on the ground, not the clearance.
  • surface=asphalt/concrete/grass/... – physical makeup of the surface of the taxiway.
  • aeroway=holding_position – as node at holding positions on the taxiway.
  • crossing:aircraft=* – A point where the flow of traffic is impacted by crossing aircraft.


Main article: Lifecycle prefix
Stage Tagging Notes
Construction aeroway=construction
A taxiway under construction.
In operation aeroway=taxiway An operational taxiway.
Disused disused:aeroway=taxiway A taxiway not in use, which could be brought back into operation.
Abandoned abandoned:aeroway=taxiway When it is unusable or has been reused. Add for example highway=cycleway.


Picture Tags OSM Carto
KLM cityhopper aircraft at Munich airport.jpg aeroway=taxiway

See Munich International Airport for a reference.